Ritz Carlton

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  1. Steven Schwartz
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    Just completed three stays at two different Ritz Carltons, 2 at Central Park and one in Palm Beach. The New York stays were on Marriott points and were made before the massive devaluation - what cost me 200,000 points for five nights would now go for 280,000! The Palm Beach was a reward from a vendor. Needless to say, each experience was, to use only one word, impeccable. That said, I can't see spending 70,000 points per night.

    I know I can buy Ritz stay certificates and sometimes save enough to make it worthwhile but do any of you sages have any other ideas about how to stay at a Ritz for the lowest amount possible? Any codes out there that might work?

    Appreciate any and all insights. Thanks.
     
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    Have a look at the Luxury Hotels forum (also the FT one). Some independent travel agents have access to STARS rates, which - whilst not necessarily cheaper - do offer substantial extra benefits. This is the R-C equivalent of Four Seasons Preferred Partner, which is a dream to use and usually gets you free breakfast, upgrade and a lunch or spa voucher whilst also letting you take advantage of any publicly available promo such as 3-for-2.
     
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    Thanks - but...
    Already have Centurion benefits and no matter what, the Ritz Central Park is still $1000/night - no way I can do that! Actually, astounding when we were there to realize how many people CAN afford it!
     

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